|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 32 films, with $1,898,379,280 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,065)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Lorraine Warren (The Conjuring), Lorraine Warren (The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist), Linklater Catherine (Safe House), Madeleine (The Departed), Alex Goran (Up in the Air)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Higher Ground (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: James Wan, Patrick Wilson, Chad Hayes, Carey Hayes, Lili Taylor|
June 1st, 2016
May was great, as long as you don't compare it to last May. Captain America: Civil War was a monster hit and is closing in on $400 million, while both X-Men: Apocalypse and The Angry Birds Movie will earn over $100 million. Looking ahead, every week in June, there is one movie that should top $100 million; however, only Finding Dory is expected to make more than $200 million. In fact, that film is expected to make close to $400 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide. Last June, there were two monster hits, Inside Out and Jurassic World, plus one $100 million hit, Spy. I don't see how 2016 will top that. Even if every film with a shot at $100 million gets to that milestone, 2016 still might not top last year's pace. Fortunately, 2016 does have a large lead and that could be enough to keep 2016 ahead of 2015's pace in the year-over-year competition. It could be really close at the end of the month, on the other hand.
March 31st, 2014
The home market isn't terrible this week and there are a couple of releases on top that could sell well. However, it is not a very deep week and even the second page of the new releases over on Amazon.com has some releases I would call filler. Anchorman: The Legend Continues on 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack is the best-selling new release of the week and it is arguably the best as well. The Pirate Fairy on Blu-ray Combo Pack is the second best-selling new release of the week and also a contender for Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, I'm really looking forward to seeing Knights of Badassdom but the Blu-ray Combo Pack is still on its way.
January 31st, 2014
It's a rather busy week for limited releases, but not a good week. There are a couple of films that are earning overwhelmingly good reviews, 12 O'Clock Boys and Tim's Vermeer, but there are more films earning terrible reviews. The limited release I'm most interested in are the 2014 Oscar Shorts. This year they are split into four films (live action, animated, and two for the documentaries) and should easily be the biggest limited release of the weekend. The total combined reviews are 30 positive and only 4 negative.
July 1st, 2013
For the most part, June was a really strong month at the box office with nearly every film either matching expectations, or at least coming close enough to call it a victory. Looking forward, there are a dozen films opening wide in July, more or less. One of them, The Smurfs 2, is opening on a Wednesday, so I'm going to hold off talking about that movie till the August preview. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is opening in less than 1000 theaters, but it has a shot at reaching the top ten during its opening weekend. If we include both of them, there are twelve films, but I think it is better to stick with the ten truly wide, truly July openings. Of these, Despicable Me 2 is clearly going to be the biggest hit at the box office. It could become the second biggest hit of the year so far. It is not the only film that could be a $100 million hit. In fact, there are six films opening in July that I think have a better than 50% chance of reaching that level. There is currently only one film that I think won't at least become a midlevel hit. By comparison in 2012, there were three $100 million movies, led by The Dark Knight Rises, but the rest of the new releases struggled. There's no chance any movie opening this month will top $400 million, in fact, it is quite possible no film will get to $300 million. That said, 2013 has a lot better depth, so it might come out on top in the end.
|6/10/2016||The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist||Lorraine Warren||$102,470,008||$208,800,000||$311,270,008|
|9/15/2015||Closer to the Moon||$0||$5,396||$5,396|
|4/17/2015||Closer to the Moon||$0||$0||$0|
|10/10/2014||The Judge||Samantha Powell||$47,119,388||$29,000,000||$76,119,388|
|7/19/2013||The Conjuring||Lorraine Warren||$137,400,141||$180,600,000||$318,000,141|
|2/10/2012||Safe House||Linklater Catherine||$126,181,630||$82,360,532||$208,542,162|
|5/6/2011||A Heavenly Vintage||Baroness Aurora||$0||$0||$0|
|4/8/2011||Henry's Crime||Julie Ivanova||$102,541||$0||$102,541|
|12/4/2009||Up in the Air||Alex Goran||$83,823,381||$83,019,358||$166,842,739|
|12/19/2008||Nothing But the Truth||Erica Van Doren||$3,500||$0||$3,500|
|11/7/2008||The Boy in the Striped Pajamas||Mother||$9,046,156||$35,037,247||$44,083,403|
|6/13/2008||Quid Pro Quo||Fiona||$11,864||$0||$11,864|
|12/15/2006||Breaking and Entering||Oana||$930,469||$0||$930,469|
|11/25/2005||Down to the Bone||Irene||$29,823||$13,851||$43,674|
|7/30/2004||The Manchurian Candidate||Jocelyn Jordan||$65,948,711||$30,200,000||$96,148,711|
|11/1/2002||Love in the Time of Money||Greta||$6,259||$0||$6,259|
|3/9/2001||15 Minutes||Daphne Handlova||$24,375,436||$31,956,428||$56,331,864|
|8/11/2000||The Opportunists||Miriam Kelly||$581,142||$0||$581,142|
|8/11/2000||Autumn in New York||Lisa||$37,752,931||$52,964,753||$90,717,684|
|8/14/1998||Return to Paradise||Kerrie||$8,352,677||$0||$8,352,677|